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Piptadenia gonoacantha.JPG
Piptadenia gonoacantha in Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Piptadenia



Several, see text

Piptadenia is a genus of tropical shrubs and trees of the legume family.

Selected species[edit]

Several species formerly placed in this genus (such as those used to prepare the psychotomimetic snuffs vilca and yopo/parica) are now considered to be in the genus Anadenanthera. Three species have also been placed in genus Adenopodia.[3]

Species accepted names[edit]

Piptadenia gonoacantha young trunk
Piptadenia gonoacantha young trunk


  1. ^ "Piptadenia information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Genera Containing Currently Accepted Names: Piptadenia". www.ildis.org. Archived from the original on 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Adenopodia C.Presl 1851". Legumes of the World: Taxonomic View. Kew Gardens. Retrieved 2 February 2014.